Breathe, Just Breathe, and Release Your Stress

Stress is a huge energy drain. It eats into your productivity and certainly diminishes your experience of your moments. But just breathe to relieve it?  Really? What kinds of stressors do you experience in your life today? I have heard from friends that the 24-hour news cycle can be a great source of distraction and…

Breathing — Not only Does It Keep You Going, It Keeps You Calm

Breathing is foundational. It’s also generally not something we think about. And yet, finding time to breathe when you are busy can sometimes seem impossible. Slowing down is the last thing on your mind.  Indeed, “How can I squeeze in one more thing?” is what you’re more likely to ask. It’s a universal issue… I can…

Deep Breathing to Find Peace, Energy, and Time

Deep breathing is a simple and powerful skill. When you cultivate and practice it, you do yourself a huge favor. Easy and always-accessible, deep breathing is a practice that reduces stress, improves your health in some very clear ways, and offers renewed energy and clarity whenever you implement it. Honestly, it’s THAT helpful and good for…

Relaxation Tips to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Time

Relaxation isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s list of New Year’s Resolutions. But, when it comes to being able to actually follow through on plans and aspirations, relaxation and self-care aren’t indulgences. Indeed, I’d like to propose that you reframe relaxation as a responsibility in this New 

Sponge Activities: Use Them to Optimize Your Time!

Sponge activities are probably very familiar to the teachers (or former teachers) among us. Typically used in the classroom, I think that we can all use sponge activities to make the most of our time! But before I share my ideas, here’s a description of sponge activities and how they are used by teachers.  This…

Finding Time with Balance, Breathing, Planning and Other Top Posts from The Time Finder!

Finding time is always a challenge – and The Time Finder is all about helping you with that! And one of my favorite monthly rituals is finding time to go back and review what readers were most drawn to in the previous month on The Time Finder.  You’ll notice that in some cases, they are…

Breathing: Your Portable, Powerful and Dependable Stress-Reducer

Breathing.  It’s something we all do, pretty much every moment of our lives.  And yet, we pay it little mind … our breathing. And that’s to our detriment, because our breathing has a huge impact on how we experience our moments and our time.  Indeed, our